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Public Health: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention




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Course level: NUR Undergraduate

This course explores public and global health issues relevant to professional nursing practice. Topics include social responsibility and determinants of health, epidemiology, disease prevention and health promotion for at-risk populations, and national and global health organizations. A key focus is the application of evidence-based public health principles.


  • A valid, unrestricted/unencumbered RN license

What you'll learn

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Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate the nurse’s role in public health.
  • Analyze the relationship between the health policy, politics, and health.
  • Analyze emerging global health issues that affect public health nursing.
  • Apply epidemiological models and processes to promote public health.
  • Analyze the nurse’s role in infectious and communicable disease control.

Practice Learning Objective

  • Utilize health promotion techniques to manage communicable disease in populations.
  • Develop plans to reduce morbidity and mortality in populations.
  • Appraise public health programs at a national, state, and community level that influence.


Why take courses at University of Phoenix

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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